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Why motivational advice is important

As I reflect on my day, I realize how much I had to rely on my own motivational advice.  Today just felt like an off day even though I didn’t want it to be.  I do try to get the most out of each moment but I noticed there were several times throughout the day I wasn’t feeling excited and motivated.  I felt frustrated because things weren’t happening as fast as I wanted them to.

It is important to understand this is everyone’s struggle.  No matter what phase you are in life, there will be moments you get into a funk and you have to dig deep to get yourself out.  The key is to not stay there very long and become complacent.  You have to figure out what is causing you distress and tackle it.  Sometimes it won’t be obvious so you may have to just completely shut down and think.

Why motivational advice is important

While I drove around to appointments, I decided to turn off the radio and my phone.  I allowed myself to enjoy pure silence and just thought about how I was feeling.  During those moments, I knew I had to take my own advice.  I had to pick myself up and give myself an internal pep talk.  Maybe it wasn’t so internal!

I talk about working hard, using every moment wisely to accomplish your goals, and be patient.  It’s not always that easy to be positive.  At times you just have to go through the motions to keep yourself moving forward.  That works just as long as you don’t give up.  The key is to keep going!

If you have big dreams and you are working hard towards those dreams, you will get tired along the way.  Being tired could demotivate you for a time being and you will have to re-juice.  Just make sure you are not in this space too long.  If that happens, it may be that much harder to get going again.

Give yourself pep talks.  You will need them!

August 23, 2017 2 comments
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Never Give Up

Discovering the True Ingredients of Success one Leader at a Time! Never Give up on Your Dreams!

Identifying Successful South Florida Leaders and What it Takes to Accomplish the Unimaginable. This week meet Melanie Grefe (Magical Mermaids Swim Wear).

What are the true ingredients of success?

Melanie Grefe is a Hollywood, FL resident who incorporated Magical Mermaids Swim Wear in 2014. As a child, Melanie Grefe would take family trips to Weeki Wachee Springs, located in Spring Hill, FL. Weeki Wachee is the only City of Live Mermaids in which the Mermaids put on underwater shows in elaborate costumes. Weeki Wachee was named by the Seminole Indians and means “little spring” or “winding river.” Grefe was memorized by the shows and the beautiful costumes so it was only natural she would take her own children there several years later.

Just like her mom, Grefe’s daughter was also in aww of these spectacular shows with lovely costumes. Melanie and her daughter decided to visit a local gift shop to purchase a mermaid costume. To their surprise, there weren’t any for sale. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.

Melanie Grefe decided to get creative and make her daughter a mermaid costume. She bought some nylon spandex fabric and sewed her daughter a mermaid tail. During a trip to Disney, her daughter wore the tail. Grefe was amazed by how many people at Disney asked her where she had found the tail. In addition, several of her daughter’s friends were asking to get one.

Melanie knew she was on to something. She teamed up with a friend, Pamela Tarentino, who was a seamstress. They created several designs which they started to sell on her website at www.magicalmermaidswimwear.com.

“It’s just about never giving up” stated Grefe. The premise behind her business and designs are to “inspire imagination and encourage healthy self-esteem,” according to the website. She makes sure they cater to every shape and size.

Since inception, Magical Mermaids Swim Wear has been featured in South Florida Parenting Magazine, US Weekly, E Online, InStyle Magazine, Daily Mail, Celebrity Life, E!, ABC News, CBS, and People Magazine. Melanie also tried out for Shark Tank at the Miami Casting Call in 2015.

Melanie also believes in giving back to the community. She donates 5% of the company’s net proceeds to the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, FL. She also donates another 5% to shelters that help abused women and children.

If you would like to learn more about Melanie’s business and designs, please visit www.magicalmermaidsswimwear.com.

Twitter: @MagicalMermaid3

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April 18, 2017 1 comment
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Change Your Course And Learn As Much As You Can!

I have always lived by the philosophy, NEVER GIVE UP.  I still wholeheartedly believe in this mantra but what does it actually mean?  Should I give it everything I got even though nothing I seem to do gets me closer to my goal?  Hoping one day the results will change.  This could actually be harmful to your health and/or finances.  Even though you have a true conviction for something, doesn’t mean you risk it all.  Not everything you try is going to come to fruition.  That doesn’t mean you stop trying.  Be relentless but change your course!  Be careful not to continue down a path too long that doesn’t give you the results you want.

July 6, 2016 0 comment
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